It’s Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as James Bond and if these new pictures from the set are anything to go by, Spectre could be his most dramatic film yet.
New scenes from the Rome set of the movie show yet another high-speed car chase, this time involving a Jaguar closely following Bond’s beloved Aston Martin along the banks of the River Tiber on Wednesday.
It is believed the dramatic nighttime chase ends with a car going in to the river and indeed, Bond’s Aston Martin was close to the edge as stunt drivers filmed the scene.
The cars involved are thought to be Bond’s Aston Martin DB10, specially made for the movie, and the villain’s Jaguar CX75.
The model’s exact specifications are being kept under wraps by Aston Martin bosses.
According to reports, the luxury manufacturer does not plan to put the vehicle up for sale until after it has been driven by Bond.
It is thought that the motor is a ‘nod to future designs’ and so Aston Martin insiders are keeping the machine as far away as possible from rival firms – who they fear may try to copy its sleek design.
Film producers and crew have also yet to reveal what gadgets the car will have, following the famous ejector seats, rocket launchers and even built-in defibrillators of previous models.
Aston Martin said they worked closely with Bond director Sam Mendes to create ‘the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy’.
It is the 50th anniversary of Bond’s use of an Aston Martin, which started in the film Goldfinger when Sean Connery drove the iconic DB5.
The car was shown at the film’s launch back in December but this is the first time it has been seen on set.
Producers of the film have run into numerous obstacles as they attempted to finalise location plans for the five-week shoot.
Earlier this year one car chase scene around the city’s baroque fountains in Rome was scrapped after protests by the city’s cultural heritage officials.
Last month Daniel was injured behind the wheel during a high-speed car chase through the streets of Rome – his second injury while filming the movie.